Monthly Archives: August 2018

Market Perspective for August 31, 2018

The Nasdaq led the major indexes this week with an increase of 2.06 percent. SPDR Technology (XLK) returned 1.74 and SPDR Consumer Discretionary (XLY) 1.78 percent with Amazon’s (AMZN) 5.68-percent gain. The stock closed above $2000 for the first time … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for August 29, 2018

The S&P 500, Russell 2000 and Nasdaq all hit new all-time highs this past week. The Dow Transports remains near an all-time high set last week. SPDR DJIA (DIA) is less than 0.5 percent from a new all-time closing high, … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for August 27, 2018

The Nasdaq climbed above 8000 to another record high on Monday amid a broad rally in stocks. The S&P 500 Index and Russell 2000 Index also closed at new all-time highs. The Dow closed at its highest level since February … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for August 27, 2018

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR MOVERS - The Russell 2000 Index gained 1.93 percent last week, the Nasdaq 1.66 percent, the MSCI EAFE 1.52 percent, the S&P 500 Index 0.86 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 0.47 percent. - The Nasdaq has returned ...more
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Market Perspective for August 24, 2018

The S&P 500 gained 0.86 percent this week to close at its first record high since January.  The Nasdaq also hit a new high with a 1.66-percent 5-day advance, and the Russell 2000 Index gained 1.93 percent on the week. … Continue reading »

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The ETF Investor Guide for August 2018

The August Issue of the ETF Investor Guide AVAILABLE NOW! - Links to the August Data Files have been posted below - Market Perspective: Economic Growth Remains Strong - The S&P 500 Index and Dow Jones Industrial Average led index performance on the month (through August 15) with gains of 0.59 ...more
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Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds for August 2018

The Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds for August is AVAILABLE NOW! - Links to the August data files are posted below. Market Perspective: Earnings Growth Impresses - The Dow Jones Industrial Average led performance this month amid a rotation to value stocks. The index gained 1.58 percent. Both the...more
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Market Perspective for August 20, 2018

This will be a light week for economic data. Existing home sales for July will be out on Wednesday, followed by new home sales on Thursday. Analysts expect an annualized 5.41 million existing sales and an annualized 641,000 in new … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for August 20, 2018

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR MOVERS - The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 1.41 percent last week, the S&P 500 Index 0.59 percent and the Russell 2000 Index 0.36 percent. The Nasdaq declined 0.29 percent and the MSCI EAFE 1.18 percent. In 2018, the ...more
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Market Perspective for August 18, 2018

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.41 percent on the week, doubling the 0.59 percent return of the S&P 500 Index. Wal-Mart (WMT) delivered strong earnings, the fastest same-store sales growth in a decade, and 40 percent growth in online … Continue reading »

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